Which of these fields of Active and Healthy Ageing are addressed by your initiative?
Health literacy and patient empowerment, Personalized health management, Assisted daily living, Independent living solutions, Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering), Age friendly buildings, environments, and communities.
If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
Hakisa has already established several cooperations. Hakisa got the JEI status (young and innovative enterprise) and is certified by FCPI and Oséo (public-sector institutions dedicated to economic development). Oséo supports the project with 120,000 €, the region Alsace with 44,000 € and Réseau Alsace Entreprendre with 40,000€.
Besides a partnership with a rural telephone company called Tubéo, Hakisa also established an important cooperation with a regional home and health care provider, called Abrapa.
Since the beginning of its social laboratory Hakisa cooperates with the city of Strasbourg, the city of Haguenau, the region Alsace, the Conseil General and Unis-Cité. Our partners such as Semia (Alsatian incubator), ADEC (association of the development of ICTs), Rhénatic (Alsatian ICT cluster), the Alsatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. They also support Hakisa in development and the search for financial partners.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
The beta version of the Hakisa platform was opened to public in October 2012. A social laboratory among 2000 users living in the region around Strasbourg was opened to collect first impressions and feedback. Today, we focus on experimentation with professionals like ABRAPA in Alsace or Inter Mutuel Assistance in France.
At the beginning of 2013 Hakisa was officially launched. Up to now Hakisa already counts 15.000 users and is already available in French, English and German
Thanks to user feedback, the different services provided by Hakisa are in constant evolution and adapted to the needs of the users. Additional services allowing to better care for a loved one are in development.
Hakisa also benefits from a cooperation with the French laboratory "Lutin" which is specialized in cognitive sciences and ergonomics
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
The main challenge resides in the communication and market awareness. The Hakisa solution needs to be pushed through the social networks and consumer market medias.
Also, signing up business partners and brands will require business development efforts with local presence in order to replicate and expand. Even if they have an existing customer base, the social partners like professionals, associations and institutions will require business development efforts and country presence.